Hallowell Granite Works Office Rehabilitation Receives Maine Preservation 2015 Honor Award

Hallowell Granite Works Office Rehabilitation Receives Maine Preservation 2015 Honor Award

The Maine Preservation Honor Awards recognize excellence in historic preservation throughout the state, and highlight the importance of preservation, rehabilitation, and adaptive use of historic landmarks in Maine. Continue reading “Hallowell Granite Works Office Rehabilitation Receives Maine Preservation 2015 Honor Award”

Cathedral Looks to the Future

The Campus Master Plan for Portland’s Cathedral Church of St. Luke seeks to reinvigorate the campus with physical clarity, efficient function and spiritual purpose.

Portland’s Cathedral Church of St. Luke is the first Episcopal Cathedral in the U.S. The buildings are large, however, space that is inefficiently used and poorly connected compromises St. Luke’s potential to become one of Portland’s leading 21st century community churches. Continue reading “Cathedral Looks to the Future”

Historic Tax Credits Offset Rehabilitation Costs

Historic Tax Credits Offset Rehabilitation Costs

With financial help from Historic Rehab Tax Credits the company of Duncklee & Nott is rehabilitating severely dilapidated 19 Central Street into company offices, The building has a treasured history in Hallowell, first as the longtime offices of Hallowell Granite Works and recently as the Brahms Mount’s textile mill and store. Continue reading “Historic Tax Credits Offset Rehabilitation Costs”

Take Me to the River – Topsham River Trail Feasibility Study Concludes

Take Me to the River – Topsham River Trail Feasibility Study Concludes

In Topsham, the Town and the Lower Village Development Committee are leading the way to reclaim and transform their industrial back yard into desirable community amenities by re-connecting the river and the village center. Continue reading “Take Me to the River – Topsham River Trail Feasibility Study Concludes”

Opera House Once “Most Endangered” Receives 2013 Maine Preservation Honor Award for Commercial Restoration/ Rehabilitation

Norway Opera House Once “Most Endangered” Receives 2013 Maine Preservation Honor Award for Commercial Restoration/ Rehabilitation

The Norway Opera House received a Maine Preservation 2013 Honor Award for Commercial-Restoration/Rehabilitation, acknowledging tremendous and courageous community dedication and commitment to saving a beloved downtown symbol. Storefronts are open for business once again, and their story is a heartwarming inspiration to other towns who strive to save and enliven their own communities. Continue reading “Opera House Once “Most Endangered” Receives 2013 Maine Preservation Honor Award for Commercial Restoration/ Rehabilitation”

Unleashing Redevelopment Potential on Main Street & Financing Underperforming Historic Properties Workshop

Unleashing Redevelopment Potential on Main Street & Financing Underperforming Historic Properties Workshop

Lachman Architects & Planners was invited as a presenting panelist at Maine Municipal Association Annual Convention to describe how thousands of architecturally attractive historic commercial buildings are underperforming and hamper economic activity. Continue reading “Unleashing Redevelopment Potential on Main Street & Financing Underperforming Historic Properties Workshop”

Living On The Hill

Living On The Hill: Converting a House to 3 Units on Portland’s Munjoy Hill Project Begins & Continues

Munjoy Hill, formerly a blue collar neighborhood, is undergoing a renaissance and is now one of the hottest and most desirable areas of Portland. Two sisters raised in the house seek to make alterations and additions to convert the property from a single family to 3 separate units. Continue reading “Living On The Hill”